Period
to 22 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
England > East of England
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 5 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 631 649 777
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 14.19% 14.54% 15.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.92% 58.26% 67.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 342 419
East of England median daily rate £325 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -1.54% +9.24%
10th Percentile £125 £125 £130
90th Percentile £500 £532 £500
England median daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.78% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 106 151
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -3.03% -
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.07 £12.75
90th Percentile £24.00 £38.75 £39.50
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year +6.45% -1.59% -

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,019 1,114 1,151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 22.91% 24.96% 23.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 576 621
East of England median daily rate £382 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £143 £148 £153
90th Percentile £550 £573 £538
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 146 185
East of England median hourly rate £15.86 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.37% - -
10th Percentile £11.45 £11.93 £13.10
90th Percentile £44.05 £43.75 £45.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.52
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.94% +2.20%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the East of England over the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the East of England over the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the East of England region over the 6 months to 22 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire 0 247 £300 -6.25% 80
Cambridgeshire -1 137 £333 +20.91% 74
Essex +2 103 £344 +7.42% 52
Bedfordshire +4 62 £314 -9.71% 28
Norfolk +4 48 £238 +20.25% 21
Suffolk -15 25 £425 +66.67% 14
East Anglia +2 8 - -
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Windows.

1 249 (39.46%) Microsoft
2 225 (35.66%) Active Directory
3 164 (25.99%) Windows Server
4 136 (21.55%) Windows 10
5 134 (21.24%) VMware
6 128 (20.29%) Microsoft Office
7 120 (19.02%) ITIL
8 112 (17.75%) Windows 7
9 94 (14.90%) Linux
10 92 (14.58%) Office 365
11 91 (14.42%) VMware Infrastructure
12 85 (13.47%) SCCM
13 81 (12.84%) Windows Server 2012
14 78 (12.36%) SQL
15 77 (12.20%) Citrix
15 77 (12.20%) PowerShell
16 75 (11.89%) Migration
17 71 (11.25%) Security Cleared
18 70 (11.09%) Problem-Solving
19 66 (10.46%) Windows Server 2008
20 61 (9.67%) MS Exchange
21 60 (9.51%) Microsoft Azure
22 58 (9.19%) Cisco
23 57 (9.03%) Windows XP
23 57 (9.03%) SQL Server
24 55 (8.72%) SC Cleared
25 52 (8.24%) Data Centre
25 52 (8.24%) HP
26 50 (7.92%) DNS
26 50 (7.92%) Firewall

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 61 (9.67%) MS Exchange
2 25 (3.96%) Skype for Business
3 22 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (3.49%) IIS
4 16 (2.54%) SharePoint
5 15 (2.38%) Apache
6 14 (2.22%) WebLogic
7 11 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (1.74%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.43%) IBM Notes
9 7 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.63%) ThingWorx
12 3 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.48%) CMS
12 3 (0.48%) Confluence
12 3 (0.48%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
14 1 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 128 (20.29%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (3.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.79%) Windchill
5 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.32%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) assyst
1 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.16%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 92 (14.58%) Office 365
2 60 (9.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (1.43%) OneDrive
6 6 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.63%) IaaS
7 4 (0.63%) iTunes
8 3 (0.48%) Akamai
8 3 (0.48%) SaaS
9 2 (0.32%) GitHub
9 2 (0.32%) Serverless
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.16%) NuGet
10 1 (0.16%) PaaS
10 1 (0.16%) Route 53
10 1 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (7.92%) DNS
1 50 (7.92%) Firewall
2 48 (7.61%) DHCP
3 45 (7.13%) TCP/IP
4 42 (6.66%) VPN
5 36 (5.71%) Internet
6 31 (4.91%) SAN
7 27 (4.28%) LAN
8 22 (3.49%) Skype
8 22 (3.49%) VoIP
8 22 (3.49%) WAN
9 21 (3.33%) SSL
10 18 (2.85%) Wireless
11 15 (2.38%) NAS
12 13 (2.06%) Ethernet
12 13 (2.06%) VLAN
13 8 (1.27%) HTTP
14 7 (1.11%) Fibre Channel
14 7 (1.11%) iSCSI
14 7 (1.11%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (9.03%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.69%) MySQL
2 17 (2.69%) Oracle Database
3 13 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (1.43%) MongoDB
6 8 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.79%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.48%) Big Data
10 3 (0.48%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.48%) Ingres
10 3 (0.48%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.32%) Cosmos DB
11 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
12 1 (0.16%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 29 (4.60%) Visual Studio
2 27 (4.28%) Git (software)
3 16 (2.54%) Jenkins
4 14 (2.22%) Eclipse
5 13 (2.06%) NUnit
6 11 (1.74%) NetBeans
7 10 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (1.43%) JIRA
8 9 (1.43%) ReSharper
9 8 (1.27%) MSI
9 8 (1.27%) Toad
10 7 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (1.11%) Maven
11 5 (0.79%) Selenium
11 5 (0.79%) SoapUI
11 5 (0.79%) Subversion
12 4 (0.63%) MSTest
13 3 (0.48%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.48%) SpecFlow
13 3 (0.48%) TeamCity
General
1 39 (6.18%) Retail
2 24 (3.80%) Finance
3 21 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 17 (2.69%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.38%) Legal
6 13 (2.06%) Law
7 11 (1.74%) Military
8 9 (1.43%) Aerospace
9 6 (0.95%) Marketing
10 5 (0.79%) Electronics
11 3 (0.48%) Advertising
11 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.32%) Back Office
12 2 (0.32%) Local Government
13 1 (0.16%) Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Billing
13 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.16%) Games
13 1 (0.16%) German Language
13 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 160 (25.36%) Analyst
2 66 (10.46%) Support Engineer
3 64 (10.14%) Desktop Support
3 64 (10.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 63 (9.98%) Service Analyst
5 46 (7.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 45 (7.13%) Support Analyst
7 44 (6.97%) Desktop Engineer
8 42 (6.66%) Windows Engineer
9 33 (5.23%) Administrator
10 32 (5.07%) 2nd Line Support
11 29 (4.60%) Developer
12 28 (4.44%) Project Manager
13 25 (3.96%) IT Support
14 23 (3.65%) 1st Line Support
14 23 (3.65%) Consultant
15 21 (3.33%) Architect
16 20 (3.17%) DBA
16 20 (3.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 19 (3.01%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (6.50%) .NET
2 38 (6.02%) Web Services
3 28 (4.44%) XML
4 20 (3.17%) ASP.NET
5 16 (2.54%) REST
6 15 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (2.22%) WCF
8 13 (2.06%) Middleware
8 13 (2.06%) SOAP
9 11 (1.74%) HTML
9 11 (1.74%) MFC
9 11 (1.74%) Node.js
9 11 (1.74%) Qt
10 10 (1.58%) CSS
10 10 (1.58%) Velocity
11 9 (1.43%) OpenGL
12 8 (1.27%) ActiveX
12 8 (1.27%) DirectX
12 8 (1.27%) SAP PI
13 7 (1.11%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.24%) Data Centre
2 30 (4.75%) Clustering
3 28 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (3.33%) Replication
5 20 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (1.58%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.58%) Mainframe
7 8 (1.27%) Blackberry
7 8 (1.27%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.27%) iPhone
7 8 (1.27%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.11%) Driving Licence
8 7 (1.11%) NHS
8 7 (1.11%) Private Cloud
9 6 (0.95%) AS400
9 6 (0.95%) iPad
9 6 (0.95%) PKI
9 6 (0.95%) Smartphone
9 6 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 164 (25.99%) Windows Server
2 136 (21.55%) Windows 10
3 112 (17.75%) Windows 7
4 94 (14.90%) Linux
5 81 (12.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 66 (10.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 57 (9.03%) Windows XP
8 36 (5.71%) Windows 8
8 36 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (4.75%) Unix
10 24 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (2.06%) AIX
11 13 (2.06%) Android
11 13 (2.06%) Windows Vista
12 9 (1.43%) Apple iOS
12 9 (1.43%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.95%) Solaris
14 4 (0.63%) CentOS
15 3 (0.48%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (19.02%) ITIL
2 75 (11.89%) Migration
3 70 (11.09%) Problem-Solving
4 50 (7.92%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (7.61%) Incident Management
6 43 (6.81%) Problem Management
7 40 (6.34%) Service Delivery
8 37 (5.86%) Mathematics
9 35 (5.55%) Change Management
10 34 (5.39%) High Availability
11 31 (4.91%) Service Management
12 28 (4.44%) Load Balancing
13 25 (3.96%) PRINCE2
14 23 (3.65%) Software Engineering
15 22 (3.49%) Configuration Management
16 21 (3.33%) Time Management
17 20 (3.17%) MVC
17 20 (3.17%) Scrum
17 20 (3.17%) Waterfall
18 19 (3.01%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 78 (12.36%) SQL
2 77 (12.20%) PowerShell
3 42 (6.66%) C#
4 34 (5.39%) Java
5 27 (4.28%) JavaScript
6 22 (3.49%) C++
7 20 (3.17%) Python
8 16 (2.54%) C
9 13 (2.06%) VBScript
10 10 (1.58%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.27%) Bash Shell
11 8 (1.27%) GLSL
11 8 (1.27%) HLSL
12 6 (0.95%) Perl
13 5 (0.79%) PHP
14 4 (0.63%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.48%) Ruby
15 3 (0.48%) VB
16 2 (0.32%) Embedded C
16 2 (0.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (11.25%) Security Cleared
2 55 (8.72%) SC Cleared
3 37 (5.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (5.39%) Degree
5 30 (4.75%) MCP
6 23 (3.65%) MCSE
7 20 (3.17%) MCSA
8 19 (3.01%) ISEB
8 19 (3.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 15 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (1.43%) ISTQB
12 8 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (0.79%) CCIE
14 5 (0.79%) DV Cleared
14 5 (0.79%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.79%) PMP
14 5 (0.79%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (0.63%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.39%) SLA
2 7 (1.11%) QA
3 4 (0.63%) HL7
4 2 (0.32%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.32%) GxP
5 1 (0.16%) ECSS
5 1 (0.16%) GDPR
5 1 (0.16%) GMP
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 225 (35.66%) Active Directory
2 91 (14.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (4.60%) Hyper-V
4 21 (3.33%) XenApp
5 16 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (2.22%) Squid
7 13 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (1.58%) Docker
8 10 (1.58%) XenDesktop
9 9 (1.43%) vSphere
9 9 (1.43%) Xen
10 8 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (1.11%) Terminal Services
11 7 (1.11%) VirtualBox
12 6 (0.95%) BitLocker
12 6 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.48%) XenServer
15 2 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 85 (13.47%) SCCM
2 22 (3.49%) WSUS
3 21 (3.33%) SCOM
4 17 (2.69%) Microsoft Clustering
4 17 (2.69%) Puppet
5 14 (2.22%) Ansible
6 13 (2.06%) OpenView
6 13 (2.06%) OVSD
7 12 (1.90%) Backup Exec
8 11 (1.74%) Terraform
9 10 (1.58%) NetBackup
9 10 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
10 9 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
10 9 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (1.43%) Oracle RMAN
11 8 (1.27%) Control-M
12 7 (1.11%) HP Data Protector
13 5 (0.79%) HP ALM
14 4 (0.63%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
14 4 (0.63%) Salt
Vendors
1 249 (39.46%) Microsoft
2 134 (21.24%) VMware
3 77 (12.20%) Citrix
4 58 (9.19%) Cisco
5 52 (8.24%) HP
6 41 (6.50%) Oracle
7 34 (5.39%) NetApp
8 28 (4.44%) Dell
9 20 (3.17%) IBM
9 20 (3.17%) Red Hat
10 19 (3.01%) 3PAR
11 17 (2.69%) Apple
12 16 (2.54%) Symantec
13 14 (2.22%) SAP
14 11 (1.74%) CommVault
14 11 (1.74%) SolarWinds
14 11 (1.74%) Veeam
15 8 (1.27%) McAfee
15 8 (1.27%) Sophos
15 8 (1.27%) Veritas